Student Funding: bursaries & loans

Bursaries: undergraduate qualifications


Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

Recipients of the bursary must apply online for the bursary in every year. The recipient must also complete the placement information as required in every year. The provincial education department (PED) will place a graduate bursar in a suitable teaching post. If a particular PED does not have a suitable teaching post for the graduate bursar, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have a suitable post. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed and placement cannot be deferred for any reason.

Important information:

  • Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2019 opened on 5 October 2018.
  • There are a limited number of new bursaries available for 2019. New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities, such as NSFAS.
  • The outcome of the selection process will be available by the university not later than 30 April 2019.


Closing dates:

  • Re-applications close on 16 November 2018.
  • New applications close on 11 January 2019.


Click here for more information on the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme and click here for the Bursary Application Notes.


Department of Transport Bursary

Bursaries are available for students registered towards undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Transport, Transport Economics, Logistics and Civil Engineering.


Application dates

19 November 2018 - 15 January 2019


Application process

Click here for the Department of Transport Bursary application form (PDF). Submit completed application forms via e-mail to Ndlovmj2@unisa.ac.za 

No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

Last modified: 2019/02/27